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‘Kickstarting the Seaweed Economy’ 
What are the practical barriers to growth and how do we overcome them?

Tues, February 18th 2020

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Conference Programme:

 

--- 10:15am --- Welcome: Walter Speirs and Councillor Roddy McCuish 


--- 10:30am --- SESSION 1 - Cultivation - Chair: Lawrie Stove, AquaMoor

Haik van Exel - Hortimare: Seeding for success - enabling farmers in the Blue Economy

Bert Groenendaal - AtSea Nova: Towards Industrial Scale Seaweed Cultivation

Dr Zalina Dzhatieva - Argyll & Bute Council: Feasibility of Seaweed Farming in Argyll & Bute and Emergent Opportunities.

--- 11:30-12:00 - Coffee break ---


 
SESSION 2 - Processing - Chair: Walter Speirs
 
Sigurbjord Danielsdottir - Founder and CEO of SjøBørg AS: Macroalgae as Health Food from a Norwegian Perspective.

Andy Wilkinson - Oceanium - Sustainable Seaweed Processing at Scale - the Challenges and Opportunities
 
Dr Will Munro - Food Standards Scotland: Food regulation and the seaweed industry.

--- 13:00-14:30 - Lunch ---


 
SESSION 3 – Funding - Chair: Fiona Houston, Mara Seaweed
 
Pierre Erwes - Founder, BioMarine: Financing the Blue Economy.
 
Antoine Erwes - General Manager, International Blue Cooperative: 
Scaling up the Commercial Seaweed Sector.

--- 15:30-16:00 - Coffee break ---


 
SESSION 4 – Regulation - Chair: Richard Searle

Dr Tracey Begg – Marine Sustainability Manager, Scottish Natural Heritage: SNH Wild Seaweed Hand Harvesting Guidance.
 
David Pratt – Marine Scotland:
 Update on Progress of the Seaweed Review Group.

Closing Summary:

Alex Adrian – Crown Estate Scotland

--- 17:00 - Close --- 

Conference Dinner 

 

Tues, February 18th 2020 - 7:30pm -Cuan Mor, Oban

 

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Workshops at Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS)

 

Weds, February 19th 2020  

*SAMS Workshop now fully booked*

More details here

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Scottish Seaweed Industry Association

9A Bankhead Medway

Edinburgh

EH11 4BY

 

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